Young pianists who are confident with challenging rhythms will love playing “Swingin’ Serenade.” A casual, easy-going melody creates a pleasing atmosphere. Students should already be comfortable with swing rhythms as well as ties before attempting this work. The articulation plays a large role as well: well-placed staccatos add a teasing feeling to the piece.
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Caroline Krause, Iowa Center for Research by Undergraduates Fellow